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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Grand Center Arts Academy is a public school district located in St Louis, MO. It has 668 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Grand Center Arts Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1050
6 responses
Average ACT
23
43 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
668
Free or Reduced Lunch
64.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$34,727
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$4,816,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,241/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    3%

Grand Center Arts Academy Reviews

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GCAA is under ten years old. It has potential. Sadly, it's still in the test subject phase.

It functions like any other school; like a machine. Our Singular Artistic Pathway rule is great for some looking for a strict discipline, but most students are multi-talented or haven't found their niche yet. The pathway rule stifles student's creativity and creates cliques. Having a multi-pathway option would be a big step in the right direction.

We don't have a lot of money available, so I understand why we don't have many clubs (sadly). Classes are often overcrowded and some teachers are just unfit to be in a school setting, at least this one. But there are some gems. This year's STUCO is doing a lot to improve school spirit, and our new Principal brings a lot of promise.

I may have a lot of complaints about my experience with GCAA, but I'm thankful for the way it sparked my interest in Education Policy reformation.
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I've been attending Grand Center Arts Academy for 7 years. I've seen a lot of good and bad change there but the school overall is fantastic with the vision we have. I love how they incorporate performing arts while promoting academic excellence. As far as academics, courses, and teachers, I've been challenged and can always go to people for assistance and help so I can succeed. We also have a pretty decent variety of fine arts. I take part in the dance department and the teachers are phenomenal. All of the teachers passion for dance makes an impact on the dancers which sparks a love of dance for us. GCAA is a great school and I pray and hope it continues to strive for the vision which is set for the future.
Administration need some work and more extracurricular would be good for the students. Good school academically and have some great teachers there. Very arts focused nothing more. Did have a basketball team (boys and girls) at one point. And had a volleyball team for the girls don’t know if they still have it, probably not. Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre, Music, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Art, nice variety of art choices.